It’s no question that carpets are exposed to unfortunate stains, persistent trampling, and accumulated dust. We know there’s a fear in the back of your head that it’s going to leave a stain even though you’re doing your best. And it might.
Kids, pets, and parties are all high-risk for your carpet. No one wants to replace carpets frequently, so take care of them. Given proper attention, a carpet should last ten years or longer. Protect your investment.
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Leave shoes at the door
Wearing shoes in the house brings in dirt from outside. Mud sneaks in underneath boots even when you’ve made sure to wipe your shoes off before entering. Outdoor shoes invariably bring in dirt, grease and contaminants.
And with the filth come germs, too. Let your front door be where the microscopic invaders stop.
Find a spot at the front door of your house, or the garage, to neatly store shoes. It is advisable to buy yourself a shoe stand for storing your shoes near those areas.
Vacuum Carpets Weekly
Dust and dirt build up in carpets over time. That grit rips up your carpet’s structure like sandpaper, but without the paper. Prevent the slow, internal destruction of your carpets by keeping them freshly vacuumed 2 to 3 times a week in the high traffic areas.
React Fast to Care for Your Carpet
While there are carpets on the market that almost repel any type of stain, spills and stains should be treated immediately, because even the smallest of spills can leave a mark on your carpet. It’s almost like dying the fabric a different color when the unfortunate event occurs. Accidents do happen, and are sometimes unavoidable, always be prepared to treat the carpet when it happens. Make sure you have all the supplies handy when you need them, most of which you can find at your local supermarket.
Use Area Rugs in High Traffic Routes
Some areas of your carpet get a lot more wear than others- say down the middle of the hall as opposed to the strip under the couch. Area rugs put in those high traffic areas will minimise the wear of the carpet to make the carpet as whole look the same.
Hire a Professional Cleaner Annually
A professional cleaning leaves your carpet looking and smelling fresh notably longer than home care. Once a year is recommended, and required for warranty purposes, but feel free to hire a professional cleaner when expecting guests or any other time it seems wise.
These 4 tips are to ensure that your carpet retains that new look for the long haul. A carpet is an essential household investment, and we must take care of them.